I have been wearing hearing aids for a few years now. Do I wear them well?
I wear them situationally. I wear them in crowds. I wear them in meetings, or when I have to use the phone a lot. I can hear, I just can’t process what I am hearing.
Recently, I forgot to take my hearing aids out when I went to a local park. To my surprise, I heard the quiet. I heard the breeze. I heard birds. I learned for the first time in my 62 years, that quiet is not the absence of sound, but being aware of the beauty of sound. It’s what that beauty can make you feel.
The absense of light is darkness. The absence of sound is seclusion.